Saturday, March 22, 2008
Natural Egg Coloring
Want to try these?
Red: Beets; frozen raspberries(thawed); cranberries; grape juice; red onions
Yellow: yellow onion skins; orange peels, lemon peels; carrot tops; celery
seed; ground cumin; ground turmeric
Pale green: spinach leaves
Green-gold: yellow delicious apple peels
Light Blue: frozen blueberries (thawed) or red cabbage leaves
Beige to Brown: strong brewed coffee
How to dye eggs
Place hard boiled eggs in a single layer in large pot. Pour in just enough
water to cover eggs, add 1 tsp vinegar and desired natural dye to water.
Bring water to a boil; reduce heat, and let simmer for 15 minutes. (Note;
for darker eggs, place in bowl, cover with dye, and let them stand overnight
Use a white or light colored crayon to draw desired designs on eggs before
placing in the dye. The wax form the crayons acts as a resist, so the dye
won't stick to he design.
Posted by Robin Sallie at 3/22/2008 01:10:00 PM